PSWIFT Mission & Purpose
Palm Springs Women in Film & Television (PSWIFT) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2001, dedicated to empowering, promoting, educating and nurturing its members – both women and men – involved in the entertainment, communication and media industries. PSWIFT is also focused on educating, inspiring and bringing in more production work to the Coachella Valley.
ProgramsFILMMAKERS LAB ~ is a hands on education program that teaches members how to make a film, from start to finish. We have created three short films, "Accidental Date" and “Aftermath” which have each won several film festival awards, respectively and we just wrapped "Splendor of You" which is in post production. We have also produced an entire season of the musical talk show "PS After Dark" starring actor Tristan Rogers and musician Tim Gross. The lab was created to educate our members on how to make a film by making a film. Read more on Filmmakers Lab page.
SCHOLARSHIPS ~ are available for students entering post-secondary education programs in fields related to PSWIFT’s mission. The Palm Springs Women in Film and Television Patti Gribow Student Scholarship was created to provide financial aid to a high school student in the field of filmmaking or a closely-related field such as theater/drama, writing or entertainment. The Palm Springs Women in Film and Television Post-Secondary Filmmakers Scholarship was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who are already enrolled at local colleges. To read more about scholarships and apply, click here.
EDUCATIONAL PANELS ~ which teach members the ins and outs of the entertainment business by inviting some of the best filmmakers in their field.
SPEAKERS SERIES ~ features many actors, writers and other filmmakers though our series which gives members an insight in to the entertainment world.
BROKEN GLASS AWARDS ~ celebrates and honors those who excel in their field at an annual awards event.
MIXERS ~ networking mixers throughout the Coachella Valley so that our members can connect with one another.